I live in LA, and there are definite benefits to riding a bike here. Parking is much easier, lane splitting is legal, and more often than not I get a respectful wave from local motorcycle cops. That being said, I wish the public saw motorcycles in a more positive light, and I think this article is a big step for that. I'm surprised more states haven't allowed lane splitting like CA has, it's a huge traffic help.
[FONT="Georgia"]"Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul."[/FONT]
[FONT="Georgia"]2005 Suzuki V-Strom 650 aka The Red Bike
2006 Suzuki Boulevard C50 aka The White Bike (traded in)[/FONT]